A strange photograph (2)

For years I have wondered if ordinary people in the United States ever take photographs while out hiking in the woods and then discover afterwards that there was a Bigfoot watching them, unnoticed in the trees. For a good few years therefore, I have been looking carefully at any photographs of the landscape in North America that I encounter, to see if there was any indication of a Bigfoot hiding away among the foliage.

I couldn’t actually find a picture to illustrate that on the Internet, not if I immediately excluded all hoaxes. The hoaxes are the sort of photograph where the person taking it suddenly announces “Look, I took this photo ten years ago and I’ve suddenly noticed a Bigfoot behind the trees. And your most likely response is

“OK, but where is he in relation to Uncle Frank in that ridiculous monkey suit?”

One or two are certainly on the borderline. Supposedly, Bigfoot will either crouch or even stand motionless, in an effort to be passed off as a tree stump. This photograph could be a Bigfoot, a strangely shaped dead tree, or it could be Uncle Frank, sober for the day. I just don’t know:

I don’t think that I have ever failed to look for that elusive 8 feet tall 500 pound individual every time I am presented with a picture of woodland or even of a distant mountainside. Talking of which, I believe that this photograph off the Internet shows Mount Denali. There is something anomalous in this picture:

Let’s move in a little closer. It’s on the horizon:

Third time lucky. It is either a very large man, a very large Bigfoot or a lump of rock that seems to be different to all of the other rocks. And, of course, given that this is Alaska and a well visited mountain, it could be that everybody except me knows all about “Uncle Frank the Rock Sentinel of Denali.” The problem is the scale. I just don’t know how large that apparent person would have to be to show up on a photograph taken at this distance:

My second picture comes from the Internet as well, and I don’t know where from, because I lost the address of the site:

Anyway, it shows just a relatively ordinary mountain scene. What drew my attention is a lot more obvious in this second version of the photograph, because it’s not as distant as in the previous pictures.

Here it is blown up a little:  
And a bit more:

I even changed it to grayscale because that kind of thing is frequently done by my Bigfooting hero, MK Davies:

 Whatever this is, it seems uniformly coloured and to have arms, legs and a head. Quite important, there is nothing like it close by. In size, it is not far short of being as tall as perhaps, half the width of the road, which seems to be a single vehicle dirt track. Eight feet? Nine feet?
One final point. Uncle Frank, if you’re still out there, just be careful what you’re doing. Not everybody will respond to seeing you hiding in the woods in a monkey suit with a big laugh and a bottle of beer, especially the ones exercising their rights under the Second Amendment.

 

As I said, I found these pictures on the Internet a long time ago but, as is often the case, I did not make a note of where they were from. If anybody is upset by my use of them, please make a comment to that effect and I will take them down if they so wish.

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22 responses to “A strange photograph (2)

  1. I’ve always thought that if there is a Yeti or Big Foot around, I hope he stays hidden. Humans gradually destroy everything in their path, so why would his species be any different. Run, Big-fella, RUN!

  2. There are a lot of fascinating happenings in this world. I believe we have to just accept them. It is also good that there is mystery too.Good that we don’t know everything. Thank you for sharing.

    • That is very wise. It is good that we don’t know everything. Indeed, I often watch the news and think that we don’t know anything. By the way, after watching the rains in India on the news last night, I hope you are all getting on OK.

      • We are not having any problems in and around my place but things are very bad in some other parts of Karnataka and very bad in the neighbouring state of Kerala.

  3. Pierre Lagacé

    Off topic John. I don’t know if you knew this blog I had creasted in August 2014…
    This is today’s post.

    https://raf238squadron.wordpress.com/2018/08/17/intermission-about-donkey-riding/

  4. Pierre Lagacé

    Time travel also…

  5. Pictures can deceive, this is an Angel that I caught in the clouds…

    • Yes they can, as clouds provide a constant source of fascination. I do wonder though, what the dark brown figure on the sandy road is. I found it while just looking at pictures of the Sierra Nevada, or similar, on Google Images. Nobody was making any claim that it shows Bigfoot. I suppose it is either him or perhaps a large dark tree stump. I’ll never know!

  6. With everyone carrying cell phones with cameras, there seems to be a dearth of photographs or both bigfoot and flying saucers. With instant photography available to almost everyone, one would think there would be a torrent of photographs of such things.

    • My only bright idea would be that if people saw something as big as Bigfoot, they might be too paralysed by fear to take photographs. As regards flying saucers, I agree with you. I well remember going to the library as a little boy and looking at the photographs in their copy of George Adamski’s “Inside the Flying Saucers”. You don’t seem to see anything like that any more.

  7. John, I’m also fascinated by stories of Bigfoot. In Guyana, the indigenous peoples call the beast ma.sa.ku.ru.man (spellings vary). According to Amerindian folklore, it is “a legendary river monster resembling a giant, hairy male, reputed to be active at nights when it destroys boats and devours travelers, especially near rapids. Hunters in forested regions in Guyana have reported seeing the giant beast.” (Quoted from Dictionary of Caribbean English Usage Edited by Richard Allsopp).

    Some years ago, I wrote a folkloric short story about it, “Masacurraman: The Legendary River Monster,” available at the link below:
    http://www.guyanajournal.com/Masacurraman_Bacchus.html

    • Thanks very much for that link. I have bookmarked it and will look at it later. I always think that the people to ask are the locals who tramp through the forests on a frequent basis and see a lot more than a one-visit Western researcher. One interesting thing I did see recently was how tribal people occasionally see animals unknown to them and think that they are monsters. In Africa, it was the hippopotamus that was extending its range into the territory of a particular tribe. In northern Argentina, it was the spectacled bear which had been previously extinct but was now making a come back.
      It’s difficult to explain Bigfoot away in that fashion, though. And so many different people across the world tell what is more or less the same story.

  8. So big foot is alive and well! If it appears in the Sunday sport then I’ll believe it!

    • I didn’t realise that the Sunday Sport was still going. That, of course, is the proof of the Bigfoot Pudding. If he is featured there, then it is the ultimate seal of approval. I actually looked at the website where they seemed to be looking at Brexit with “I am Boris Johnson’s Secret Twin” and “Attack of the Killer Nazi Brexit Hedgehogs” .

      • Fortunately for the sane amongst us, it has ceased (as far as I’m aware). No doubt Brexit would have had the imaginative slant it deserves, although it would seem someone else had stepped in to that void!

  9. I just love your curious mind, John. This is one way to remain child-like, with a fascination of the mysteries of life. This is a very big world with plenty of places of Bigfoot to hide in. Ya never know! 😉

    • Glad you enjoyed it, Amy.
      As Hamlet says, “There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.”
      And of those things, the Bigfoot phenomenon is one of the very strangest.

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